b"future.PotatoLEAFalsoservestoencouragememberstocommittheirtimeandenergytothebettermentoftheU.S.potatoindustryasawhole.PotatoLEAF supports the cultivation of futureleaders through three key programs:Leadershipdevelopment.Growersand industry members will learn whatit takes to become effective communi-cators, influencers, and decision-mak- North Central Potato Breeding Team. L to R: Breeders David Douches -ers for the industry. Michigan, Susie Thompson - NDSU, Laura Shannon - Minnesota andJeff Endelman - Wisconsin.Educationaltraining.Futureleaderswillbetaughthowtobroadentheirunderstandingofthekeyopportuni-ties, practices, and challenges affectingnational potato production. Advancement opportunities. Partici-pants will build their industry networkthroughopportunitiesforcollabora-tion with grower-leaders from aroundthe country.MembersofthegoverningbodyofPotatoLEAFincludechair,Shelley Black Gold's John Nordgaard checks out the new and upcoming vari-eties in the North Central Potato Breeding Team booth.Olsen,votingdirectorsGreggHalverson,RJAndrusofIdahoanFoods,Dan Moss of Moss Ag/Arrow-head Potato Co., and Richard Pavelskiof Heartland Farms. Non-voting direc-torsincludeKamQuarles,NationalPotato Council CEO, Blair Richardson,Potatoes USA CEO, and Shawn Boyle,IdahoGrowersShippersAssociationpresident and general counsel.For more information or to contributeto the Potato LEAF organization, visit:pleaf.org. Minnesota seed grower Sander Dagen (center) visits with Valley TissueCulture's Sandi Aarestad and Minnesota potato breeder Laura Shannon.FEBRUARY 2020 POTATO GROWER 5"